Hundreds of runners join Red Cross- La Union Color Fun Run


SAN FERNANDO CITY, August 31 (PIA) — More than 500 runners joined in this year’s Run for Humanity, made more exciting with a Color Fun Run, of the Philippine Red Cross – La Union Chapter on August 25.

A young girl participates in the ‘Run for Humanity’ of the Philippine Red Cross – La Union Chapter on August 25. (Photo courtesy of the PRC-La Union)

The race categories namely 3-kilometer, 5-kilometer, and 10-kilometer are aimed to raise awareness on the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Month observed this month.

 

Many of the runners came with their families, friends, classmates, or officemates.  

 

“No heavy rains could hamper the spirit of the runners who joined in this activity in support to the IHL, “ Board Member Jonathan Justo A. Orros, PRC- La Union chapter chairperson, said.

 

He added, “The International Humanitarian Law that we celebrate and recognize is a set of rules that seek to limit the effects of armed conflict.”

A few of the finishers who ran amidst the rains brought by the southwest monsoon rains on August 25. (Photo courtesy of PRC-La Union)

The IHL protects people like wounded soldiers, priests, medical personnel and civilians caught in an armed conflict, who are not or are no longer participating in hostilities and restricts the means and method of warfare.

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Accordingly, the Republic Act 9851 or the Philippine Act on Crimes Against International Humanitarian Law, Genocide and other Crimes against Humanity and RA 10530 or the Red Cross and other Emblems Act of 2013 were two of the country’s major accomplishments in pursuing the IHL.

 

Theme for this year is “Kaligtasan ng mamamayan sa panahon ng digmaan, sama-sama nating pagtulungan.”

 

Executive Order No. 134 declares August 12 as IHL Day and the month of August as IHL month. (JNPD/JDS/PIA-1, La Union)

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